Putnam Young Readers Team

Penguin: Because Reading Matters

Polo Orozco, Editor

Polo Orozco is an Editor at G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. He acquires YA, middle grade, and graphic novels, and he’s drawn to stories that are highly entertaining, remarkably imaginative, and wholly human. At Putnam, Polo works with authors including Aislinn Brophy, Kyla Zhao, and #1 New York Times…

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Stephanie Pitts, Senior Editor

Stephanie Pitts is a Senior Editor at G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. She acquires a healthy mix of picture books, middle grade, YA, nonfiction, and graphic novels for young readers. She edited the instant New York Times Bestseller Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, the #1 Indie Bestseller In…

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Susan Kochan, Associate Editorial Director

Susan Kochan is Associate Editorial Director of G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. She joined Putnam in 1994 after teaching elementary school. She acquires fiction and nonfiction board books, picture books, and middle-grade novels, and loves stories that masterfully mix humor and heart.

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Jennifer Klonsky, President & Publisher

Jen joined G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, in 2018. Her select list includes authors David Yoon, Deb Caletti, Lisi Harrison, and actor Max Greenfield.

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